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Cannabis Sciences 2018
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LabRoots invites you to the First Annual Cannabis Sciences online conference! Cannabis Sciences is a growing field of medicine and research, with a regulatory landscape that is ever-changing, as it is becoming more accepted and legalized for medical use and new policies are being developed.

Challenged with navigating the regulatory arena, cannabis research elevates the understanding of metabolic processes to provide innovative treatment options for unmet medical needs. By bringing together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and professionals from around the world, LabRoots will drive collaboration and foster innovation from which new ideas expand into integrated solutions.

This complimentary conference offers a fantastic opportunity to benefit from interacting with a global community of like-minded colleagues from the comfort of home. Topics of discussion include analytical testing, extraction, sample prep, edibles manufacturing, regulatory landscape and more. As our first-ever annual event, we aim to further the conversation of cannabis sciences and analytical research.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can take part in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global clinical community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.


Continuing Education

By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (PACE) and/or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.

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  • Russ Cersosimo Jr.
    Founder and CEO, Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society
      Russell Cersosimo Jr. is the founder of Pittsburgh-based Miradati Technology, which is currently developing HIPAA-compliant, enterprise software that creates standardized data for medical cannabis research. Integrating both legacy and proprietary technologies, Miradati helps facilitate this rapidly developing field of study, producing quantifiable data that more accurately measures patient outcomes, reduces prescribing errors and lowers patient costs. Up until 2104, it's safe to say Cersosimo had, at best, an agnostic view of the medicinal benefits of the popular recreational drug. That would soon change after he was introduced to the family of Hannah Shuker, an 11 year-old girl with severe intractable epilepsy. Hannah instantly captured Cersosimo's heart and the desire to help save her life forever changed his. Witnessing first hand how profoundly cannabis could improve Hannah's condition, Cersosimo made it his mission to help get such medicine into the hands of other patients and families, equally desperate for hope. These efforts led him in 2015 to found the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society (PAMCS), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's largest organization for professionals, educators and leaders in the industry. It should come as no surprise that PAMCS' and Cersosimo's advocacy efforts were instrumental in 2016's successful legalization campaign. Today, Cersosimo is committed to forging partnerships that improve the capture and analysis of medical cannabis data. Cersosimo is passionate about developing solutions that will shape the industry and help more patients like Hannah around the world. With that operating vision at its core, Cersosimo's Keystone Integrated Care, was recently awarded multiple licenses to operate medicinal dispensaries throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. A serial entrepreneur as far back as his days studying Psychology at West Virginia University, Cersosimo founded Webbula, a data-centric technology company. As its CEO, Cersosimo generated high-profile clientele including Google, Yahoo, T-Mobile, Neustar, and Epsilon. Mr. Cersosimo has also served as CEO for marketing firm Optimal Reach Media. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Tourettes Syndrome Awareness Foundation.
    • Jeffrey Matura
      Attorney, Graif Garrett & Matura, P.C.
        Jeff Matura is a founding shareholder of Graif Barrett & Matura, P.C. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, municipal and governmental law, and insurance law. He is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer-review rating an individual lawyer can receive. He has also received the Rising Stars designation by Super Lawyers. In his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Matura represents private and public companies in a variety of matters, including contract disputes, fraud claims, employment issues, insurance disputes, and other business-related issues. Mr. Matura works closely with in-house counsel on all business matters, and often serves as the first person to call when a company lacks its own established in-house legal department. Mr. Matura is also the head of the firm's medical cannabis and marijuana law practice group. In this capacity, he advises dispensaries, cultivation facilities, and other licensed entities and individuals regarding compliance with the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. He also provides counseling regarding corporate structures, contracts, policies and procedures, and licensing issues that arise with the growing, production, and sale of medical cannabis. When disputes arise, Mr. Matura handles litigation matters involving all aspects of medical cannabis, including disputes against the Arizona Department of Health Services. In his municipal and governmental law practice, Mr. Matura represents towns, cities, and counties throughout Arizona. Mr. Matura defends these municipalities against civil rights claims, employment disputes, housing matters, police enforcement issues, and other contested actions. Mr. Matura serves as the town or city attorney for several municipalities, works closely with a Town or City Manager, and often appears before a Town or City Council to provide advice on pending matters and updates on important laws. Mr. Matura also has specialized knowledge and experience regarding the Civil Rights Act, the Arizona and Federal Fair Housing Acts, reasonable accommodation requests, law enforcement disputes, and public records requests. Mr. Matura also testifies before the Arizona State Legislature to provide input on behalf of clients on proposed legislation that could impact municipalities. In his insurance law practice, Mr. Matura represents international and national life insurance companies, property and casualty companies, and other insurers. He often represents these insurers against first-party breach of contract and bad faith lawsuits, analyzes claims and medical payment issues, and advises insurers on their business needs and compliance with Arizona insurance laws. Mr. Matura handles disputes from their inception and through trial. He has completed numerous jury trials in federal and state courts. He has also completed more than 50 administrative trials before various regulatory and administrative bodies throughout Arizona.
      • Markus Roggen, PhD
        VP Extraction, OutCo
          Markus brings an outside perspective, founded on a solid scientific base, to the cannabis field. An organic chemist by training, Markus took the plunge into the cannabis world by establishing a testing laboratory. He also built an extraction facility for large volume supercritical CO2 extraction. Markus is deeply interested in the molecular properties of the plant, including testing, extracting, and the transformation of active ingredients. As a strong proponent of basic research, Markus constantly tests the limits of current cannabis science and is always willing to help others with their research. Born in Germany, Markus took a very international route in the pursuit of his chemistry doctorate. His various stops around the globe include undergraduate studies at Imperial College, London, research stays in Germany and Singapore, a Ph.D. at ETHZ in Switzerland, and, finally, postdoctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego.


        Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer reviewed. Submission is free.


        Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

        • Poster Title
        • Your Name
        • Your Institution
        • Your Email
        • Abstract describing the poster

        All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

        If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

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